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Franklin Electric: Heading down under for the very first time are Montreal based Franklin Electric. After being discovered in a “backwater venue” deep in Nashville in 2012 their rise has been monumental, supporting the likes of City & Colour and Half Moon Run while also moving from empty rooms to sold out 1000 person capacity venues. It’s taken far too long for Franklin Electric to get here so jump at this chance immediately.
Thu, Jan 7, Brighton Up Bar
Halsey: Twenty one year old American songstress Halsey has taken the world by storm with her provocative grunge pop flair. Making her way to Australian shores for the first time this week her stage presence has all of the undeniable characteristics of a pop star whilst maintaining that bitter alternative indie cred.
Fri, Jan 8, Metro Theatre
Archie Roach & My Friend The Chocolate Cake: 25 years ago these two artists were thrust into the Australian music psyche. This weekend they will join forces again, for the first time in nearly 20 years, as they take to the stage of our most iconic music venue. Marking their many years of friendship and great music, the night will end with a never to be repeated performance featuring all of the artists on stage together, this is a must see.
Sat, Jan 9, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall
Nadia Reid: In 2015 New Zealand artist Nadia Reid released her album Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs with little fanfare. But the response from both fans and critics alike would immediately change the course of her life. With praise rolling in Nadia took on a DIY approach and began touring New Zealand and has since gained a following from fans across the world. This week she brings her show to Sydney for one night.
Sun, Jan 10, St Stephens
Nick Mancini Trio: In the first of a two night spectacular where New York invades Sydney, vibraphonist and composer Nick Mancini performs an exclusive show at Foundry616. Having graduated from the Manhattan School Of Music with a Masters in jazz performance and over a decade spent honing his craft, this is bound to be a captivating night.
Tue, Jan 12, Foundry616
Troye Sivan: Since being discovered as a celebrated Youtuber, Sivan has gone on to become a phenomenon in the pop landscape, with his debut EP TRXYE topping iTunes charts in 66 different countries. This week he makes a bit of a homecoming with a show earlier in the week in his hometown of Perth before arriving Sydney on Wednesday for a wild and exciting show.
Wed, Jan 13, Enmore Theatre